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The Library: Malty Black Tea

Rated 4.6 out of 5
Based on 245 reviews

Tastes Like: buttered toast, brown bread, almond
Feels Like: morning in the library

The Library was previously known as Leatherbound. Same tea, new name!

Picture the dark wooden walls of a library lined with rows of books, like the iconic Long Room of Trinity College in Dublin. There is a seductive atmosphere that is both austere and comforting. The bready aroma of this tea is complemented by the unique nuttiness of caraway. This high grade black assam tea has a velvety mouthfeel and rich flavor. Hints of cocoa and sweet almond aromas enliven the mix, like the occasional contemporary novel whose glossy cover pops against the worn literary classics. A drop of milk tips the flavor towards a smooth creamy stout. Like sinking into a stately club chair to ponder the pages between your hands, this tea invites reflection. This makes a rich breakfast tea, and a great afternoon tea with shortbread or cherry scones.

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    • Reduces bloat
      Caraway reduces gastrointestinal inflammation, gas, and aids digestion
    • Mood lift and cognitive enhancement
      Theobromine, a psychoactive compound in cacao shell, creates feelings of calmness and increases neural activity
    • Balanced energy
      Black tea is rich in l-theanine, an amino acid that slows absorption of caffeine, which prevents energy crashes
    These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.
    • Vegan
    • Gluten free
    • All Natural
    • Sugar Free
    • Non GMO

    Ingredients - 95% organic
    organic GFBOP assam tea, organic cacao shell, organic caraway, natural flavor of almond (does not contain nuts)

    Net weights
    4 cup deluxe sample: 14g
    15 cup bag: 50g
    70 cup bag: 250g
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average rating 4.6 out of 5
Based on 245 reviews
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245 Reviews
Reviewed by Nancy B.
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I recommend this product
Rated 5 out of 5
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It tastes exactly as decribed

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Reviewed by Michael H.
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Rated 3 out of 5
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My very first cup blew my socks off. Every cup after that tasted like chemicals

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Reviewed by Kim W.
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I recommend this product
Rated 4 out of 5
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I liked the malt in this much more than the bourbon brown sugar.

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Reviewed by Ruth C.
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I recommend this product
Rated 5 out of 5
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New favorite in our house.

Our “go to” for a good, strong, black tea has been Golden Arrow for the last year, so not because we had not tried The Library yet. This tea is flavorful, deep, rich and very satisfying to sip. Definitely earned a place in our rotation.

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Reviewed by Shannon
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I recommend this product
Rated 5 out of 5
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An instant favourite

Invokes a feeling, a distant memory perhaps, of a long and lazy stroll through the historic sections of Oxford or London in mid November. The sort of thing that encourages us to take it all in slowy...sip by sip, step by step. I get a hint of smoke with the malt, but it balances quite perfectly. I prefer a stronger brew, and, that said, it is still a smooth and pleasant experience. Lightly sweetened, a splash of cream, over ice (or not), this blend will definitely take you on a journey.

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